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30 reviews
Humanity
9.9
9.9
Humanity

Ratings of 1 mean patients felt this doctor treated them as "a number."

Ratings of 10 mean patients felt this doctor treated them as "a human."

Communication
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10
Communication

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Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
9.1
9.1
Frequency Seen

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Ratings of 10 mean patients saw this doctor at every appointment.

Responsiveness
8.5
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Medical School
U. of Virginia
Residency
George Washington
Fellowship
National Inst of Health

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Shvetha Zarek works at

Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility
Rated 9.3
Strongly recommend: 89%Neutral: 2%Don't recommend: 9%9.3

At 1 office

Columbia
500 N. Keene Street
Columbia, MO 65201
(573) 817-3101
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2019 - 2020, Successful
10
10
Age 25 - 26
Other
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
[Dr. Shvetha Zarek] was very honest and realistic regarding our situation and always made sure we understood what was going on. She was easy to get into contact with outside of office hours when we had questions or concerns and replied quickly. She made my husband and I feel comfortable and involved through the whole process...Dr. Zarek is very personable and easy to get along with. She keeps you up to date on everything and tells you results when she knows them.
All of the staff at [Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility] were very warm and welcoming every appointment...The nurses and Dr. Zarek were amazing in helping us during our miscarriage. They answered all of our questions and gave us all the time we needed to process everything...They were wonderful in helping schedule appointments and making sure we had zoom links so we could speak with Dr. Zarek.
How was your experience with Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
Dr. Zarek was absolutely wonderful through our time with her. She helped us understand what could potentially be causing our fertility issues and addressed them accordingly. She was very honest and realistic regarding our situation and always made sure we understood what was going on. She was easy to get into contact with outside of office hours when we had questions or concerns and replied quickly. She made my husband and I feel comfortable and involved through the whole process. I would highly recommend Dr. Zarek to others.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
Dr. Zarek is very personable and easy to get along with. She keeps you up to date on everything and tells you results when she knows them. She's easy to get into contact with all hours of the day. She explains everything so that it's easy to understand and encourages questions if you have them.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
All of the staff at the clinic were very warm and welcoming every appointment. Dr. Zarek kept us informed and up to date on everything going on. She was very honest and realistic regarding our situation. The nurses and Dr. Zarek were amazing in helping us during our miscarriage. They answered all of our questions and gave us all the time we needed to process everything.
Describe the protocols Shvetha Zarek used in your cycles at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility and their degree of success.
When we first saw Dr. Zarek, she did general testing, such as ultrasound to check my reproductive organ structure and tested blood flow to my ovaries. She also drew blood to get a general idea of how everything was. Based on my results, she determined my thyroid hormones were imbalanced and was causing irregular cycles which made it difficult to know when ovulate and get pregnant. During our miscarriage, she did an ultrasound and blood tests to confirm and provided support throughout. When I became pregnant again, she drew beta levels three times to follow the upward trend and follow-up ultrasounds.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
The nursing staff were always warm and welcoming when we called or had appointments. They were exceptionally amazing when we had our miscarriage. The nurse that confirmed my beta levels dropping and ultrasound was very sweet and compassionate. She gave my husband and I privacy afterward until we were ready to speak with Dr. Zarek. My husband and I were so greatful for them. When I became pregnant again, they were very supportive and positive.
Describe your experience with Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
For the most part, the clinic was easy to get a hold of. Recently, it was hard to call the clinic. I'm not sure if something was wrong with their phones, but they returned my message quickly. They were wonderful in helping schedule appointments and making sure we had zoom links so we could speak with Dr. Zarek. I would highly recommend this clinic to anyone having fertility issues or wanted to get answers regarding fertility.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
We are thankful our insurance has been able to cover all costs associated with our care. We've had no issues associated with it
Describe Shvetha Zarek's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
We did not use embryo transfer.
10
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Shvetha Zarek
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility
Columbia
Operations
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2019 - 2020, Successful
10
10
Age 32 - 33
3 IUI
1 IVF
Anovulation
PCOS
Unexplained
Prefer not to answer
Income $200K - $499K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Zarek gave me her personal cell and could be reached day or night with and questions or concerns I had...she was there every step of the way...She made me feel important and truly cared about me and my well being. I just cannot say enough great things about her...I met with her and we both discussed my previous history and then she let me know a plan of action. I love how each and every patient has their own personalized protocol to get the best results and not just one umbrella coverage for everyone... I truley feel like after all we have been through we are now friends. Clinic Nps
From the front receptionist to the nurses and ultrasound tech everyone [at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility] was always so nice to me and greeted me like a friend. I would recommend this office and doctor to anyone struggling with infertility...They are very good at advising you on the benefits and or complications that could happen and talk to you what is best for a successful pregnancy for each individual person...I have no negative things to say about them. The fronts staff are all so kind and caring. The nursing staff is wonderful and the ultrasound techs are very good at what they do.
How was your experience with Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
Dr. Zarek has been the best doctor I have had the pleasure to work with. I truley feel like after all we have been through we are now friends. Though all of my infertility struggles she was there every step of the way. I had her cell number and she was always quick to reply to any of my questions or concerns day or night. She made me feel important and truly cared about me and my well being. I just cannot say enough great things about her or her staff. From the front receptionist to the nurses and ultrasound tech everyone was always so nice to me and greeted me like a friend. I would recommend this office and doctor to anyone struggling with infertility.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
Dr. Zarek gave me her personal cell and could be reached day or night with and questions or concerns I had.
Describe the protocols Shvetha Zarek used in your cycles at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility and their degree of success.
I met with her and we both discussed my previous history and then she let me know a plan of action. I love how each and every patient has their own personalized protocol to get the best results and not just one umbrella coverage for everyone.
Describe your experience with Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
The clinic as a whole is wonderful. I have no negative things to say about them. The fronts staff are all so kind and caring. The nursing staff is wonderful and the ultrasound techs are very good at what they do.
Describe Shvetha Zarek's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
They are very good at advising you on the benefits and or complications that could happen and talk to you what is best for a successful pregnancy for each individual person.
10
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Shvetha Zarek
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility
Columbia
Operations
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Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019 - 2020, Successful
10
9
Age 28 - 29
2 IUI
1 IVF
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Zarek was extremely personable, friendly, and caring. She was wonderful about answering any and all questions no matter weekdays or weekends. She was thorough in her explanations and talked us through any changes throughout our entire experience there...I moved from oral fertility medications with natural copulation, to injectable fertility medications with IUI treatment. Then Injectable fertility medications With IVF implantation...Sometimes it takes a while to figure out how to adjust treatment to your bodies ongoing struggles.
She [nurse at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility] was caring and expressive, while being very knowledgeable about the Fertility process...All the staffing was very kind and courteous, while greeting you by name when they saw you walk in. They were extremely helpful and would find the answers in time you need. If it was after clinical hours, the online messaging system was useful and staffing would respond as soon as they were able to...The staff and Dr. was very personable and generous with their time. They were happy to answer any and all questions I had. Even if those questions might have been awkward.
How was your experience with Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
Dr Zarek was extremely personable, friendly, and caring. She was wonderful about answering any and all questions no matter weekdays or weekends. She was thorough in her explanations and talked us through any changes throughout our entire experience there.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
Sometimes it takes a while to figure out how to adjust treatment to your bodies ongoing struggles.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
The staff and Dr. was very personable and generous with their time. They were happy to answer any and all questions I had. Even if those questions might have been awkward.
Describe the protocols Shvetha Zarek used in your cycles at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility and their degree of success.
I moved from oral fertility medications with natural copulation, to injectable fertility medications with IUI treatment. Then Injectable fertility medications With IVF implantation.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Casey)
She was caring and expressive, while being very knowledgeable about the Fertility process.
Describe your experience with Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
All the staffing was very kind and courteous, while greeting you by name when they saw you walk in. They were extremely helpful and would find the answers in time you need. If it was after clinical hours, the online messaging system was useful and staffing would respond as soon as they were able to.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
There was significant financial and time costs, but my insurance payed for a large portion of the entire process and we knew this process would be time consuming when we looked into fertility treatments.
10
Doctor
Shvetha Zarek
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility
Columbia
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2019, Successful
10
10
Age 27
5 IUI
Unexplained
Other
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
If you have questions or concerns, she [Dr. Shvetha Zarek] is more than happy to answer them. She will put your mind at ease...was very understanding and supportive...My husband and I were diagnosed with unexplained infertility. She recommended 3 IUIs before moving on to IVF. I took Letrozole to stimulate ovulation and did the trigger shot 36 hours before the IUIs. Despite doing 5 IUIs, we did not fall pregnant. After our 5th IUI she recommended that we move on to IVF. My husband and I decided we needed to take a break from TTC. Dr. Zarek was very understanding and supportive.
The staff at the clinic [Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility] is very friendly and helpful. They recognize you when you walk in the door and they treat you like family. Everyone is so supportive and kind. Most of the payments are due up front (IUI and US)...If you have questions or concerns, she [Dr. Shvetha Zarek] is more than happy to answer them. She will put your mind at ease...was very understanding and supportive...My husband and I were diagnosed with unexplained infertility. She recommended 3 IUIs before moving on to IVF. I took Letrozole to stimulate ovulation and did the trigger shot 36 hours before the IUIs. Despite doing 5 IUIs, we did not fall pregnant. After our 5th IUI she recommended that we move on to IVF. My husband and I decided we needed to take a break from TTC. Dr. Zarek was very understanding and supportive.
How was your experience with Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
My husband and I adored Dr. Zarek. She diagnosed us with unexplained infertility and recommended IUI. She was so patient in explaining everything to us and answered all of our questions. We felt very comfortable under her care and felt like we were in the best hands. She’s very honest and intelligent and just makes you feel good. She’s the best doctor I have ever encountered!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
If you have questions or concerns, she is more than happy to answer them. She will put your mind at ease.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
Dr. Zarek is extremely personable and compassionate. She really took the time to get to know me and my husband. She gave us her cell phone number and allowed us to contact her at anytime with questions. She treated us like family and we would absolutely recommend her to anyone!
Describe the protocols Shvetha Zarek used in your cycles at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility and their degree of success.
My husband and I were diagnosed with unexplained infertility. She recommended 3 IUIs before moving on to IVF. I took Letrozole to stimulate ovulation and did the trigger shot 36 hours before the IUIs. Despite doing 5 IUIs, we did not fall pregnant. After our 5th IUI she recommended that we move on to IVF. My husband and I decided we needed to take a break from TTC. Dr. Zarek was very understanding and supportive. Three months later we fell pregnant naturally! We just had our first US appointment with Dr. Zarek and everything looked great. We have graduated from the fertility clinic and we’re so sad to be leaving Dr. Zarek.
Describe your experience with Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
The staff at the clinic is very friendly and helpful. They recognize you when you walk in the door and they treat you like family. Everyone is so supportive and kind. Most of the payments are due up front (IUI and US).
10
Doctor
Shvetha Zarek
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility
Columbia
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2019, Successful
10
10
Age 32
4 IUI
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
European
Income $100K - $199K
3rd of 3 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Zarek made me feel comfortable within the first few minutes of sitting down with her in her office. She listened to our particular history and where we were at in this process. She made communication with her extremely easy and often reached out to me to see if I had questions... She offered us options our previous doctor had not, by listening to our history of multiple losses instead of writing them off as "just chemical pregnancies." She expressed compassion to where we were at in this process and acknowledged that things had been hard for us. I did not feel rushed out by her as our appointments were coming to an end.
I worked with a couple different nurses [at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility]. They were nice and responsive through messaging when I had questions...The clinic was helpful with calling me to let me know a cancelation had occurred and I could come in for my initial consultation weeks earlier. The clinic isn't huge, which I found useful...She [Dr. Zarek] will make you feel at ease and comfortable asking questions, big or small, and for clarification if there is something you are not understanding as far as protocol.
How was your experience with Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
Dr. Zarek really listened to us. She offered us options our previous doctor had not, by listening to our history of multiple losses instead of writing them off as "just chemical pregnancies." She expressed compassion to where we were at in this process and acknowledged that things had been hard for us. I did not feel rushed out by her as our appointments were coming to an end.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
She will make you feel at ease and comfortable asking questions, big or small, and for clarification if there is something you are not understanding as far as protocol.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
Dr. Zarek made me feel comfortable within the first few minutes of sitting down with her in her office. She listened to our particular history and where we were at in this process. She made communication with her extremely easy and often reached out to me to see if I had questions.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
I worked with a couple different nurses. They were nice and responsive through messaging when I had questions.
Describe your experience with Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
The clinic was helpful with calling me to let me know a cancelation had occurred and I could come in for my initial consultation weeks earlier. The clinic isn't huge, which I found useful.
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Doctor
Shvetha Zarek
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility
Columbia
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources